Bharatiya Janata Party flays Arvind Kejriwal's dharna for 'anarchic' situation in Delhi

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jan 21 2014, 22:35pm hrs
Holding Aam Admi Party and the Congress responsible for the "anarchic situation" in the capital, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today charged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is speaking the language of Maoists and is clueless about running the government and keeping his promises.

"This is a joint operation of AAP and Congress which has led to an anarchic situation in Delhi. Both have reasons for doing this," Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

He charged that Kejriwal wants to duck questions about the action he had promised to take against corrupt ministers of the Sheila Dikshit government.

"Kejriwal has launched this agitation to save the indicted ministers. Last year he ran away from Anna Hazare's agitation at Jantar Mantar saying nothing will be achieved by it and we should come to power. Now that he is in power he is saying let us take to the streets. This is just a diversionary tactic," Javadekar said.

Congress, on the other hand, is aware that it cannot face BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and needs AAP as "crutches".

"AAP is engaging in this drama as it is looking for an excuse to get out of power," Javadekar said.

BJP accused Kejriwal of doing a U-turn quite often and sounding like a Naxal.

"Today Kejriwal has said Republic Day celebration is nothing but a procession of floats. This is an insult to the nation, to the people and to the defence forces. Country got its Constitution on this day and such language is a challenge to the Constitution as well. Kejriwal is talking like Naxals do in tribal areas," Javadekar said.

Describing Kejriwal's words as "anti-people", the BJP leader said every patriot will condemn this attitude towards a national festival.